Quilting for a Cause

November 8, 2012 Volunteer Stories
For over 24 years volunteers have gathered at the Lutheran Church of Framingham where they have been working together creating quilts for worldwide charities. Making over 100 quilts each year using donated fabric, these volunteers have warmed the hearts and homes of many. After being blessed by the pastor, the quilts are given to those in need here in the United States and all around the world. 

Above, Darlene Colonna, Shirley Koulopoulos, Kara Hart, Milly Engberg, and Sue Gilbert display their most recent project proudly. Eleven of their beautifully designed quilts were recently donated to the Florence House, a program of LSS that assists teenage mothers and their children by providing housing, case management and training in a structured setting that fosters the development of life skills and healthy family relationships.

These quilts are greatly appreciated by both the staff and residents of the Florence House. Tina Cole the Assistant Program Manager said, "The beautiful colors in the quilts help to brighten up the bedrooms and the moms and their babies love them because they are so warm."

To learn more about ways that you can help the moms and their babies at the Florence House contact Justine Trinque.

If you’d like to assist the quilters with overseas shipping costs or to donate materials such as light weight blankets or flannel sheets please contact Darlene Colonna at Lutheran Church of Framingham.